Songs From A Railroad

sbcltr reviews the one of a kind album full of only railroad songs English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist Joe Henry and Americana musician, Billy Bragg,  set out on a journey earlier this year. They ... Read More...

Ok go’s new 4.2 second video

In their explosive new song, One Moment, the band plays with time bending techniques and advertises for Morton salt while they talk of the temporariness of human existence. Ok go, the Chicago based indie-rock ... Read More...

Halloween Playlist

The sbcltr Halloween Monday playlist has songs that are actually disturbing, weird and spooky. Trigger warning, listen only if you dare. If Monday were a festival, it would definitely be Halloween, except that... Read More...

Pussy Footing Around Punk

Pussy Riot has never been about music and it shouldn’t be mixed with it either. They’re your favourite protest group and rightly so, writes Jesus Jones. “Nothing more hateful than a punk band selling out”. “A... Read More...

Bon Iver Declares Gender Equity Campaign

Celebrities in India could learn a thing or two from this campaign and get behind the important cause of gender equality, writes Alice Sharma. All set to make a difference with their music Bon Iver has announc... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 4

sbcltr recommends the indie music that should be on your playlist right now It’s a great feeling when you realise that your country has been producing music that is at par with some of the biggest names out th... Read More...

Band Pick – Afterglow

sbcltr speaks to the Jazz-Funk quartet that has released a tribute song dedicated to the life and struggle of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula An affinity for improvisation and playing original music brought this J... Read More...

No one’s heard of Krautrock

Dhananjai Sinha explains how the unknown subgenre is an alternative history of rock and roll music itself What the hell is Krautrock? No. It isn’t some sort of an exotic root that you can eat. It doesn’t h... Read More...

Band Pick – Advaita

Sbcltr speaks to the Delhi-based popular fusion band Advaita on their remarkable journey as musicians “Amidst deep discussions on the meaning of life, hot cups of tea and some inspirational jamming - Advaita w... Read More...

Sufi Rappers of Kashmir

sbcltr speaks to Mohammad Muneem, the lead vocalist of popular Pune based sufi band, Alif, on the idea of writing in Kashmiri and their recent collaboration with Hip Hop artist and self-professed street poet MC... Read More...

Music Day Recommendations

On world music day sbcltr lists down the best albums of 2016 It has been a gauntlet start to 2016 across the music spectrum. From a musical perspective, so far the year has been a trend killer. Long gestating ... Read More...

Band Pick—Hoirong

Their irreverence for publicity reflects in their interviews and the only thing they take seriously perhaps, is their music. sbcltr speaks to the punk band on the release of their new album, Mwah. Hoirong ha... Read More...

School of Rock: Dharavi Edition

sbcltr meets Abhijit Jejurikar, the man who brought music to India’s biggest slum As we walk across the busy streets of Dharavi and move further into the alleys, in search of the members of Dharavi Rocks—a ban... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 03

sbcltr recommends the music you should be listening to right now We don’t like summer. It is cruel, relentless and comes with a mandatory playlist of music that sounds and feels like a rehashed version of what... Read More...